Mayor orders mandatory evacuation of ground floor units

City of Hoboken announces 

Mayor Zimmer is issuing a mandatory evacuation order for all ground floor units in Hoboken. 
For residents who are unable to leave Hoboken, a shelter is open at the Wallace School at 1100 Willow Avenue. Residents should bring blankets, pillows and sleeping bags. Designated bus pickup locations will are at 3rd and Jackson, 1st and Bloomfield, 5th and Willow, and 12th and Hudson. Buses will pick up residents at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm and transport them to the Wallace School. 
All licensed alcohol establishments in Hoboken must stop serving alcohol by 8pm. Driving of personal vehicles, including taxis will also be prohibited after 8pm. All PATH and NJ Transit rail service will be terminated at noon today. 
Residents with questions can call the Emergency Command Center at 201-239-6643/6644. It is open 24/7. Call 911 for emergencies and 201-420-2100 for the Police and 201-420-2005/2007 for the Fire if you have any problems with 911. 
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Talking Ed Note: Councilwoman Jen Giattino contacted 6th ward residents noting:

If you can leave Hoboken regardless if you are ground floor or not please do. 
I ask that you forward this email, post it on facebook, help spread the word.
If you know someone in a ground floor apt., please reach out to them.

Thank you and be safe,
Jen Giattino

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